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Skill Development Programme inaugurated by Dr. Najma Heptulla,
Union Minister for Minority Affairs
A scheme of Skill Development
Centers for Madrassa students by Maulana Azad National Academy
for Skills (MANAS) under the Ministry of Minority Affairs,
Government of India was launched in Guwahati today on Pilot
Project basis. Dr. Najma Heptulla, Honourable Union Minister of
Minority Affairs inaugurated the Skill Development Centers from
the campus of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya
via remote video link in four different madrassas in the
district of Kamrup, Assam and a Skill Development Centre in USTM.
The facility of the Skill Development Centre at USTM will also
be availed by the Christian minority in the neighbourhood of
USTM. University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya will provide
the technological support for the programme. In future MANAS
will implement the scheme in more institutions in the remote
interior of the region.
Launch of the Skill Development Centers through traditional
educational institution is an important milestone towards
achieving the objective of skilling minority community with
speed, scale and standards across the country. This scheme would
bring together key stakeholders accelerating the process of
their gainful integration with the workforce of the entire
country, by providing them sustainable livelihoods with
primarily focus on self-employment.
Objective of launching of the scheme is to highlight the
significance of skilling, vocational education and
entrepreneurship amongst the minority community of the country
and make them feel that by skilling at their door-steps they
shall also become an integral part of the Skilled India Mission
- leading to Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas.
On the occasion, Dr. Najma Heptulla inaugurated the Maulana Azad
Academic Block and laid the foundation of Maulana Azad Central
Library of USTM.